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Jul 15, 2011 5:00am EDT
, "bbc world news." >> the former editor of the "news of the world" newspaper, rebekah brooks, has just resigned following the phone hacking scandal. warning mounts on america's credited -- credit rating. russia orders checks on all river boats after the sinking of the bulgaria, which killed more than 120. welcome to "bbc world news." also in this hour -- a pace setter and a record breaker on day one. the amateur, tom lewis, has begun his second round at the british open. and film star sarah, the possible u.s. presidential candidate is in a new film called "the undefeated." >> welcome to "bbc world news." in the past couple of minutes, it's been confirmed that rebekah brooks, the chief executive at newscorp, owned by rupert murdoch, has resigned from her position. she had resisted calls, not least from former "news of the world" journalists for her to resign after the revelations that "news of the world" journalists had been responsible, allegedly, for hacking the phones of, amongst others, a murdered school child, milly douler, and also those of the relatives of servicemen who had been
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Jul 15, 2011 7:00am EDT
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Jul 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
on the part of the police. i would have thought that that was the next step. >> rebekah brooks has been released on bail following her rest yesterday. this comes as a she, rupert murdoch, and his son, james, are due to give evidence tomorrow. >> david cameron is being forced to tackle this. >> dog by the phone hacking scandal, the details that the school girl may have had her phone hat, in afghanistan, the questions keep coming about regarding his judgment. david cameron is trying to handle this by asking parliament to sit for an extra day this week. they will have their chance to question him, as we can see the story is not going away and the opposition is going to step up their demands. >> of course, there were a series of people that were going to appear that were going to be scrutinized further. were they? >> tuesday shaping up to be a very big day in parliament. in the morning we are expecting a senior policeman, including the one that put it last night, to appear before the committee. they will be questioned and questioned again about this cozy relationship. also, of course, at th
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Jul 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
. they will discuss questions over the phone hacking scandal. rupert murdoch, his son james, rebekah brooks prepare for questions. >> also coming up on the program, the shuttle atlantis departs the international space station for the very last time. also from the comic book to the stage, that man makes a theatrical debut. -- batman makes a theatrical debut/ . ♪ ♪ >> welcome to the houses of parliament, the mother of all parliament. will it be the mother of all battles today between the mp's and the murdochs. it has been tailing weeks of political crisis that has taken the politics and the police. many journalists and camera crews hurt joining here behind me. we are waiting -- are joining here behind me. we are waiting for questioning of the people. we will bring you the live updates here. the house of commons media and committee is made up of a cross parsee of selection from members of parliament. they will begin by questioning the news corp. chief rupert murdoch and his son james. it will ask the former chief executive rebekah brooks to give testimony. they want to find out how much they knew
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Jul 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
brooks is the most high profile casualty in the scandal that has spread to both sides of the lan tick. she has been at the heart of the storm sweeping rupert murdoch's media empire and remained by his side. now she has decided to step away. in her statement she said, as you can imagine recent times have been tough. i now need to concentrate on rebutting allegations about my record as a journalist and editor and executive. ms. brooks said she felt a deep sense of responsibility for the people news international had hurt. >> i'm pleased that rebecca brooks had finally accepted responsibility for what happened in watch as editor for "the news of the world" with the phone hacking. as i said when i called for her resignation this isn't about one individual. it's about the culture of an organization. the man picked to replace rebecca brooks is already at his desk. tom markridge has been brought from italy. james murdoch thanked ms. brook for 22 years of service adding she has been one of the outstanding editors of her generation and she can be proud in her accomplishments. we applaud her to
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Jul 14, 2011 5:00am EDT
by members of british parliament. his son, james, and rebecca brooks have also been invited to appear before the hearing. we can go live to westminster. it feels like we're on the deadline hour for learning whether rupert murdoch is going to say yea or nay to appearing. i don't suppose many are expecting him to say oh, go on then. >> i don't think so. for one thing, the parliamentary committees do not have the same powers as congressional committees and certainly they cannot force foreign citizens like rupert and james murdoch to appear before them. there is even a question mark over whether they can really force rebecca brooks, who of course is a british citizen to appear. if anyone buzz does of the three, it is thought that perhaps she will be the most likely. the lawyers at news corp. may be advising against this because of course there is a police investigation going on at the moment and public pressure may not be the best thing for them to be under a at the moment. >> do we know clearly whether or not parliament has the power in any way to compel the likes of rupert or indeed james murd
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Jul 16, 2011 12:30am PDT
papers wrongdoing. rebecca brooks is the high profile casualties so far. now she has decided to step away. in her statement, she said, as you can imagine, recent times have been tough. i now need to concentrate on correcting the distortions and facing allegations of corruption. >> i am pleased that rebekah brooks has finally set the responsibility for what happened on her watch as editor of "news of the world," the hacking of the phones. i called for her resignation 10 days ago. this is not about one individual. it is about the culture of an organization. >> the man chosen to replace her his already at his desk. writing to all news international staff, and james murdock thanked mr. brooks for 22 years of service, adding, she has been one of the outstanding editors of her generation and she can be proud of many accomplishments as an executive. we support her arrest she takes steps to clear her name. that is not a view echoed in the house of lords as one of the most vocal critics referred to her stated desire to remain on the bridge. >> she now says she likes to be on the bridge. i would no
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Jul 28, 2011 6:00pm PDT
as a force of good. >> we have had a series of tragic news stories. >> rebecca brooks, former editor, describes her pain as her dear friend. they worked together to campaign for sara's law, the public right to know where pedophiles are living. tonight, rebekah brooks said the allegations are a port and upsetting. the idea that anybody on the newspaper knew that sarah payne at or target it is unthinkable. the campaign began in 2000. the man was arrested in 2006. it is not known when he obtained the phone information, whether he intercepted her voice mail and who may have requested it. but it was -- but if it was "news international," this was the reaction. >> what they gave personal support to sara payne and her family. they produced literature, campaign materials, party conferences, introduced her to politicians. i see this as the ultimate betrayal of trust. >> there were high-level meetings and a mobile phone. it may be the one that was targeted. sources linked to miss brooks and the newspaper have said the voice mail on this fund was not activated until 18 months ago, suggesting th
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Jul 11, 2011 5:00am EDT
murdoch flew to london to guide the company through the crisis. >> it was all smiles as rebekah brooks and rupert murdoch left a restaurant last night. by allowing media access like this, news corporation is keen to convey a message that it's all business as usual. rebekah brooks stopped to help a photographer who fell over in the melee. it's understood she could soon be interviewed by police as a witness, though she says she knew nothing about phone hacking when she was editor of "news of the world." other news international exec tizz are said to be cooperating fully with the police inquiry. earlier, rupert murdoch gave a very public show of settlement to rebekah brooks. she's said to have offered her resignation twice, only to be turned down. asked what her priority was now, he said this one, referring to her. the murdoches, father and son, refused to answer any detailed questions when they faced the media. it's been a bruising few days for the murdoch empire, but even tougher days lie ahead. more revelations and more arrests are expected. the house of commons could vote to delay the
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Jul 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
to a british parliamentary committee on the phone hacking scandal. rebecca brooks has said she will go there. what is the risk to rupert murdoch's global empire, especially in the u.s.? the government asks if it is fit and proper to own bskyb. > >> hello and welcome to gmt. i am zeinab badawi. a memorial service for the afghan president's slain brother is marred by another attack on the same day the when it reveals civilian casualties and afghanistan have increased. as the funeral starts for big thumbs of the mumbai bomb attack, indian authorities blame terrorists for the blast that killed 20 and left dozens injured. hello and welcome to gmt. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and the former editor of the "news of the world" newspaper has agreed to be questioned by british mp's over the phone hacking scandal. the committee is taking further steps. rupert murdoch's news corp. has a knowledge it cannot be business as usual and it has dropped its full takeover bid, at least for now of bskyb. news international is refusing to comment on who may or may not appear before the mp's. ni
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Jul 29, 2011 12:30am PDT
and tragic news, starting with their pain. >> and rebecca brooks described sarah palin as her dear friend. -- sara payne as her dear friend. tonight, rebecca burk said these allegations are abhorrent -- rebecca brooks said these allegations are abhorrent. the sarah's la campaign began in 2000. glenn martarello was arrested in 2006. it is not known when he obtained her information or who might have requested it. if it was news international, this was the reaction of one mp. >> news international did not just campaign for sarah's law. they produced literature, campaign materials, took her to party conferences and introduce her to party politicians. i see this as the ultimate betrayal of trust. >> the newspaper hackers provided the mobile phone. it may be the one targeted. but sources linked to mrs. brooks said the voice mail on this loan was not activated until 18 months ago, suggesting there were no messages. today's allegations surfaced hours after lord justice levenson said his judicial inquiry could begin while the police investigate. >> it should be possible to focus on the extent of t
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Jul 14, 2011 6:00pm PDT
to hold rebecca broke and -- rebekah brooks and james murdoch to account. this was a summons they could not ignore. >> do the decent thing. the cannot hide away from this level of public anguish. -- you cannot hide away. >> at first, they were reluctant witnesses. rupert murdoch said that he could not attend the session but he was willing to give testimony is an inquiry. rebekah brooks said that "i am available to appear before the committee and welcome the opportunity to do so." she said she would not be able to discuss anything about the police investigation. there was a formal summons. there can even be imprisonment. the threat had worked. the murdochs said they would come and answer the questions. >> in a letter, james murdoch said "i am now coming. i would like to answer them in a different forum." the questions keep coming. why did the news of the world mislead parliament? why did the management failed to find out what was going on and stop it? as for rebekah brooks, we ask about what she told the mps. the mp whose committee will be asking the question was optimistic. >> i hope th
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Jul 15, 2011 12:30am PDT
brooks and rupert murdoch accountable. why were so many people's phones pack in the name of news? it was a summons that they could not ignore. >> do the decent thing. you cannot hide it away from this level of public anguish. >> at first, they were reluctant witnesses. rupert murdoch told the committee he could not attend was to a's session, however looking forward to the inquiry. rebecca brooks said she is available to the committee on that date and welcome the opportunity to do so. but, she said, she would not be able to do -- say anything related to the ongoing investigation into hacking. i find, even imprisonment -- it appears the threat has worked. the murdoch's change their mind and said they would answer the questions. in a second letter, james murdoch confirmed their attendance. he said he was concerned they were asked to answer questions in a different forum. what ever the forum, the questions keep coming. why did news of the world mislead parliament? why were some victims paid? what did the management fail to find out what was going on? we asked about what brooks said.
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Jul 19, 2011 12:30am PDT
of the world." his son james will also give evidence, and will the former boss, rebekah brooks. the scandal has already forced two a senior police officers to resign. >> he is ben yates of the are no longer, resigning just a day after his boss, sir paul stevenson. both paying the price for failing to get to grips with the hacking scandal. so said the mayor of london. >> i regret to say i have just come off the phone john yates, who tendered his resignation. >> boras johnson said both men had jumped and were not pushed. but he made it clear he had done everything he could to encourage them. >> it is a concatenation of issues and questions. it is going to make it very difficult for them to continue to do their jobs in the way they wanted. >> yates began the day determined not to resign, telling colleagues he would not submit to trial by media. he ended it explaining why he was going. >> we in the police service are truly accountable. those of us to take on the most difficult jobs clearly have to stand up and be counted when things go wrong. sadly, there continues to be a huge amount of inaccurate
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Jul 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
. >> in the conversations wicks the murdochs, mrs. brooks mccabe -- with rupert murdoch and james murdoch and rebekah brooks -- >> he asked me to answer the question. perhaps he will be transparent as he was about all the contacts that he's had for many years. i have set out to clear this possible position and now it's for others to do the same. >> revelations about how close the and close the relationship was between news international and tony blair. meetings at 10 downing street. [inaudible] [talking over one another] a judicial inquiry into a phone hacking. >> people should not shout at the honorable lady. she's making a fair point that does not reflect very well on either conservative or labor party, which is there were many warnings about what was going wrong. warnings from the information commissioner, warnings from the select committee, but we did not put high enough up the agenda the issue of regulation on the media. we should be recognizing that we need to work on this to get it right, to respond to those reports and put some of the proposals into law. >> my right honorable friend, the member earl
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Jul 5, 2011 7:00am EDT
only just become public knowledge. the becker brooks was editor of "news of the world" at the time and now she is rupert murdoch that a chief executive in the u.k. and he is involved in a controversial move to take colds -- full control of bskyb. last night the labor leaders said it is beyond believe anyone would undertake such a cruel and immoral act. but some in parliament say that political leaders have been too easily cowled by the power of the murdoch empire. >> it is time they acted. politicians are frightened of a news international and they need to act. >> there were calls for a full judge-led inquiry into what happened in the case and many others. >> president hugo chavez of venezuela told state television he doesn't expect to attend tuesday that the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of independence from spain. he made a surprise return from cuba where it he spent nearly a month getting cancer treatment. he addressed thousands of his supporters from his balcony vowing he would win the battle to regain his health. >> a triumphant return for a grateful president. hug
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Jul 12, 2011 7:00am EDT
, and it did appear in "the sun" newspaper. >> i think it was rebekah brooks' who phoned, right? >> the problem that i have is that if this is a policy of newspapers in this country, that they are going to write about the medical conditions of young children, then you have got to ask yourselves, where are they getting this information from? i have never made any claims, i have not made any claims today. i have never raised it in the public arena. i do not want these to be public matters about the private life of a young child. >> some say they got it legitimately, that they got that information legitimately. >> they will have to explain themselves. i cannot think of any way that the medical condition of a child can be put into the public arena legitimately. they will have to explain themselves. the issue for me is this. i never wanted to talk about my son's medical condition. i have never wanted to raise questions about it. it is in the public arena now, and i and the stand it. i make no claims, but the fact of the matter is i have my bank account broken into. , someonelawyer's files getting in
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Jul 5, 2011 6:00pm PDT
's friend, rebecca brooks. she's the chief executive of news international in the u.k. she was also the editor of the news of the world when milly went missing. she, like other former executives at the paper, has always said she didn't know about the actions of a few rogue reporters. news international argues she's as shocked as everyone else that the latest twist in the scandal. but also making it plain she doesn't intend to resign. >> i think she's been very clear today that that's absolutely what she won't do. this happened back in 2002. she's now chief executive of a company in 2011, she's absolutely determined to get to the bottom of this issue. >> but the political heat has been turned up on rupert murdoch's news empire. the house of commons will debate the latest allegations on wednesday. opposition politicians say they want a full inquiry set up. they also think rebecca brooks should go. >> it wasn't a rogue reporter. it wasn't just one individual. this is a systematic series of things that happened, and what i want from executives at news international is for people to star
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Jul 6, 2011 12:30am PDT
pressure on the prime minister's friend rebecca brooks. she is the chief executive of news international. she was also the editor of the news of the world when the girl went missing. she, like other former executives at the paper, had said that she did not know about the actions of a few reporters. news international argues she is shocked as everyone else. but they are also making the claims she does not intend to resign. >> she has been clear today that that is what she will not do. this happened in 2002. she is chief executive of a company in 2011. she is absolutely determined to get to the bottom of this issue. >> the political heat has been turned up on the murdoch's news empire. the house of commons will debate the latest allegations on wednesday. opposition politicians say they want a full inquiry. they think rebecca brooks should go. >> it was not a rogue reporter. it was not one individual. this is a systematic series of things that happened. what i want from equities -- executives is people to start taking responsibility. >> it is not just news international which is difficult q
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Jul 20, 2011 12:30am PDT
with a right to the. the police to arrive sometime later. it is the sort of story rebecca brooks would have loved when she edited the news of the world. but now they follow the murdoch into the room. >> such fundamental issues. >> i don't know anyone in their right mind that would authorize approval of anyone listening to the voice mails. >> someone did if and someone covered it up. we did know that this is a day he did not enjoy. >> use of the moment that he was attacked with a plate of shaving phone. -- fome. -- foam. the protester's name is jonathan and has been charged with a public order offense. he is charged with a section 5 of the public order act. the husband turns with the public order offense. same with the story, within the last hour, the a trillion army will have questions to answer there. the country who controls a 70% of the newspapers. he told me how it has been covered by the australian press. this is the front page. >> this is a nice shot of rupert touching his son's arm. the minority group, controls all of the other major newspapers. he and his son looking grim and pretty
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Jul 5, 2011 12:30am PDT
the message and then you wipe them off of this poor girl is dead. >> at the time, rebecca brooks was the paper's editor. she is now the chief executive. no specific allegations have been made against her but she is under pressure. this is one of the very few episodes when she was in charge of the paper. she will have to answer questions about what she knew was going on. >> this is one small part of the growing police investigation. in metropolitan police were present of said only that inquiries were continuing. newsday," watching " from the bbc. still to come, we have a special report from japan. as people try to rebuild their lives following the earthquake and tsunami. the duke and duchess of cambridge are making a splash in canada. 14 million pound appeal has been pledged for the horn of africa. 9 million people are at risk of malnutrition. this is the worst drought in 60 years which has affected somalia, kenya, and other countries. >> this is a place where life hangs in the balance every single day. july, 2011, and once again this corner of africa is cursed, teetering on the brink of disast
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Jul 8, 2011 5:00am EDT
full responsibility for the appointment of andy coulson, saying he would have accepted rebekah brooks' resignation. >> i think the prime minister is right on all counts. there clearly needs to be a very thorough inquiry, both into what happened and the way it was handled by the police. i think the fact that they are going to be independent with powers is absolutely right. david cameron employed andy coulson. he said that he did so. he obviously did so on the assurances which he was given by andy coulson and, indeed, which andy coulson gave to my committee two years ago that he had no knowledge in phone hacking. there must now be a question mark over there. we need to get to the full truth on all these matters. >> on his specific disappointment, how many should reasonably be expected to be made of what he's actually telling you or the prime minister? >> in the case of my subcommittee, witnesses appear in front of us as part of parliamentary proceedings, and to mislead a committee in parliament is a very serious offense. little a contempt of parliament, and people can be summoned to acc
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Jul 6, 2011 7:00am EDT
as the communications secretary. and rebecca brooks, now the chief executive of news international, they have both said all along that it was just of the actions of a few rogue reporters. that has been unraveling for months. but especially in the last few days. they do not think that it is tenable any more for them to say that. which is why the opposition was linking that to david cameron said judgment in being friends with them. >> we heard that there was an exchange of the males between the police and news international -- exchange of e- mail between the police and news international. >> there is suspicion that police officers were being paid to get information on particular investigations. this exchange took place over the last day or so. we just had an exchange from the police chief saying that these documents included information related to alleged inappropriate payments to a small number of police officers and he is vowing to get to the bottom of that with a new inquiry. >> thank you very much for the update. time to take a look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world today
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Jul 20, 2011 5:00am EDT
with rebekah brooks and james murdoch after saying he was going on the warpath against the murdoches. looks like incredibly bad judgment. plus we know there are lots of people -- and it undermines the authority even in the party. >> i am skept can about the way david cap ron has handled this. and i think it's a jupt call. he saw -- i think if he chose, he now realized he allowed himself to get too close to the murdoch empire. that would go down well, but the danger is if he starts apologizing for too much, he looks weak and compromised. so it's not an envyible hand he has to play. >> but the risk looks as though he was trying to [inaudible] that's the danger. that his contacts social contacts affect government policy, and that's what he's accused of. >> yes. there was that which he had -- where i think he went badly wrong is the last time he had a big press conference he should have said leeties are one thing but do not especially bears me or you further by pursuing this deal which is impossible for any government to ever let you have, because your organization has tainted and contaminated
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Jul 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
piece of political theater when the murdoches and rebekah brooks appear before them at a committee hearing. >> ed miliband, just moments before david cameron announced parliament was going to sit on wednesday, he called for exactly the same thing, saying the prime minister shouldn't be out of the country, he should be facing questions from parliament. we're also getting into a lot of detail now, but it's emerged that the editor, john yates, assistant police commissioner at the met, very controversial figure, was in charge of checking out neil wallis, the person forwarded by the police commissioner. there are so many questions. the committee tomorrow is not going to be able to get through all of them, are they? >> no, they're not t. is getting rather complicated now. one of the the main thing to remember is that this scandal is about the three p's -- the press, the police, and the politicians. and as david cameron himself says, all three have big questions to answer. now, although the murdoch stars, the ones who will get the main attention this week because of their very unusual app
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Jul 8, 2011 7:00am EDT
international empire, including rebecca brooks. she's a former editor of "news of the world." did mr. cameron give a signal about her? >> that's the interesting part of this paris conference -- of this press conference. he did call for her to quit, but he did it in a clever way. said that if he was rupert murdoch, he would have expected her resignation yesterday. he's careful to not get involved in the running of a private company. he was effectively calling for her to go. the only problem for mr. cameron here is that the opposition has been calling for her to go for days. it does make the prime minister look like he is a bit behind the curve. >> mr. camera and talking about changing the political pollster -- mr. cameron was talking about changing the political culture. >> he made it clear that the era of self regulation of the press is coming to an end. the complaint commission is probably -- its days will be numbered, basically. there's an element to the two public increase that looks at press regulation. it's clear that something big will have to change. >> thank you very much for joining
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Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
investigating his connections. and rupert murdoch his son james and rebekah brooks are preparing for a grilling by m.p.'s in about a half hour's time. >> it is 7:00 a.m. in washington and 9:00 p.m. a canberra and midday here at westminster where he air is abuzz with expectation. in a few minutes two figures in the british police are about to face a grilling from m. pfpp.'s known as john yates a long-time controversial figure emergency the premises. it has been two weeks of absolute turbulence and crisis for the political elite here, for the press and for the police. some say it is overblown, some saying where are we going next, some saying is the prime minister himself under threat. he is in africa on a trade been n, a trip he has criticized for making and has had to cut short. he is extending the british by one day so he can come back and face questions about his links with the murdoch empire. first up, in the next few minutes we will be focused on the police and what were their links with news international. the committee is made up of a cross party selection of members of parliament and has
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Jul 5, 2011 5:00am EDT
rebekah brooks, the uk team executive of news corp., she is now right in the firing line because people want to know what she knew about it. >> we will leave it there. thank you very much. aid agencies are warning that people's lives are risk if east africa faces what is being described as its worst drought in decades, possibly a up to six years. and million people in the horn of africa are expected to have food shortages. tens of thousands of been on the move seeking aid in rescue decamped in kenya. one of those agencies has said this is a preventable disaster. i asked the u.n. undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief. >> we have got to work really hard to manage a looming disaster. we have children who are malnourished. we have adults a malnourished. part of the problem is not just the drought, but conflict in somalia. in terms of preventing this for the future -- and we all remember the terrible pictures from the 1980's -- we have to make sure that we deal with the underlying poverty. we need to help in education and we need to support rural communities to
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Jul 12, 2011 5:00am EDT
claims, but it did appear in "the sun" newspaper. >> it was rebecca brooks who phoned. rooks were told rebecca berd was involved. if this is the policy of the newspaper's editor this country that they will write about the medical situation of young children, then you have to ask yourselves, where are they getting this information from? >> that is gordon brown speaking to our correspondent glenn campbell. there has been a response from news international to that interview. i will read this. "we know the allegations made so that we can investigate these matters further. we ask that all information is provided to us. it also says the sun newspaper is satisfied about the methods in which it obtained that story about gordon brown's son's medical records. we will have much more about that in half an hour. two senior metropolitan police officers, along with two retired officers are to be questioned about the way police handled their investigations into phone hacking by "the news of the world'. it feels like the story is gathering pace. let's go live to westminster and our political correspond
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Jul 19, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. it's the type of story rebecca brooks would have loved when he edited the sun or "news of the world." now the exchief followed the murdoches into the committee room and matched their contrition. >> it seems like you were so unaware of such fundamental issues -- >> in some ways i think the opposite. i don't know anyone in their right mind who would authorize no sanctioned approval, anyone listening to the voice mails under those circumstances. i don't know anyone who would think it was the right and proper thing to do. >> but someone did it, approved it and covered it up. when rupert murdoch swept out of westminster we were no closer to knowing who. we do know this was a day he did not enjoy. >> well, the impact of rupert murdoch news corporation reaches far beyond the u.k. his company was born in australia in 1952 as news limited which today is about 70% of australian numerous. we're joined by a professor at the university of sydney. he joins me now. thank you for joining us. what did you make of the hearings? >> it was like late-night football here. i thought the statement i know n
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. they will be more forth right compared to rebecca brooks if she does show up because of the huge legal cloud now directly over her head, it will be difficult for her, i think to be as candid as she may have intended to be otherwise. it will be that much more difficult for the m.p.'s interrogating her to ask the same types of questions they had planned because no one wants to wreck what is now a criminal investigation and of course may become one in terms of the murdoches themselves. >> officials from the american state department and the libyan government held a one-day face-to-face meeting. officials say the talks were a positive step forward. the americans say they delivered a firm message that colonel gaddafi must step down. steve kington in washington gave me the latest. >> what we know is that this meeting took place on saturday in the tunisian capital from the american side, the u.s. ambassador to libya until this crisis blew up in february, together with the senior state department official for the region. they were the representatives of the united states. we don't know who was at the me
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Jul 13, 2011 12:30am PDT
daughter elisabeth next to him. and their top editor, rebekah brooks, the red hat on the right. for years a team brown stayed close. no more. the smiles fell away. using criminals to investigate his private life. >> i had my bank accounts broken into. ilesd my lawyers' f blanked. my tax returns went missing at one point. medical records have been broken into. i do not know how all this happened but i do know one thing, into of these instances, there is absolute proof that news international was involved in hiring people to get this information. i also know that the people they work with our criminals. >> court of mankind were looking for information about a flat in this london street in the early 1990's. he said he paid the market rate. the sunday times conceded not. >> are you considering resigning? >> he is not resigning. his newspaper had been out to bring brown down as a government minister he climbs. the statements -- the paper said we believe no law was broken. the story was published giving all sides a fair hearing. mr. brown also talk about another paper. he attacked the way it re
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Jul 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT
meetings with news international bosses with rebekah brooks and with rupert murdoch. he left london today on the morning after the most humble day of his life. >> did he ever discuss the question of the bid with news international? >> i never had one inappropriate conversation. >> it was the third time of asking and labor did not like the answer. >> i completely took myself out of any decision making about this. i had no role in it. i had no role in when the announcements would be made. >> what david cameron did was to rhetorically unhire andy card -- andy coulson. it was a day when more police officers were hired to address more allegations of hacking guaranteeing that there will be more days in which the prime minister's judgment will be questioned. >> the irish prime minister has launched an unprecedented attack on the roman catholic hierarchy. he accused the vatican of protecting the power and reputation of the church ahead of the child rape victims. the clerical abuse exposed an institution that was defeatist. >> the church and state in ireland have been linked for generations. that
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Jul 6, 2011 6:00pm PDT
happen under rebecca brooks' leadership. that is clear backing for news international's chief executive. even though she was editor of the news of the world at the time of the alleged hacking of mini dowler and the families. today, company executives say they knew who sanctioned that. she apparently was away at the time. murdoch's enemies have long claimed that whoever's in power, he is the real puppet master. tonight, he, they, no one knows how this extraordinary drama will end. nick robinson, bbc news, westminster. >> aid agencies have issued an urgent appeal for help for millions of people who have been affected by drought in east africa. the crisis has been particularly detch stating in -- stave stating in somalia, kenya, uganda and ethiopia. millions of people have walked nor days to get to a refugee camp in kenya. ben brown has this report. >> among the refugees of this camp, there are hundreds of lost children and orphans. some got separated from their families on the long walk from somalia. others, like abdi salam and his sister, isha, no longer have parents. their father died i
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